ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships on TBS to Feature NBA Player & Dota 2 Fan Jeremy Lin on Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Series’ Final Episode Follows Lin at The International 2017
ELEAGUE, the premium esports tournament and content brand from Turner and IMG, will feature special behind-the-scenes access with current NBA player and passionate Dota 2 fan Jeremy Lin in the final installment of its four-part episodic series ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships, airing Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
The ELEAGUE cameras followed Lin as he took in all the action at The International 2017 in Seattle. Lin, an avid Dota 2 player whose brothers first exposed him to the game, reflects on his affinity for the game, the similarities between it and basketball, his respect for its star players and the prestige of The International stage.
VIDEO: Click HERE to view a brief preview of Lin’s appearance.
In addition to Lin’s appearance, the episode will feature The International’s Main Event – the final 16 teams competing in the tournament’s bracket stage. ELEAGUE’s crews will take viewers along with Team OG as they make an exciting run toward the Grand Finals and the winner’s share of the event’s $24 million prize pool.
The show can also be streamed in the U.S. via the Watch TBS mobile app, which requires viewers to log in with their user name and password given to them by their TV service provider. A list of international distributors can be found here.
ELEAGUE programming will continue with the ELEAGUE Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premier 2017, beginning with a preview of the elite teams airing Friday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m. on TBS.
ELEAGUE is the premium esports tournament and content brand formed in partnership between Turner and IMG that officially launched in 2016. A leader in the delivery of live event experiences, ELEAGUE content is widely distributed across leading digital platform Twitch, along with showcase programming airing on Turner’s TBS, a fully-distributed cable television network. In its first year, ELEAGUE produced two seasons featuring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, along with the first-ever Overwatch® Open. As recognition of its industry-wide impact, ELEAGUE was awarded its first-ever CS:GO Major, originating from Atlanta in January 2017. The ELEAGUE Major Grand Final drove ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel to a record peak of more than one million concurrent streams, in addition to a reach of 3.6 million total viewers on TBS throughout the tournament. ELEAGUE received a Sports Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Studio Design and Art Direction in March 2017. In August 2017, ELEAGUE made its first entry into feature-length premium episodic content with the launch of ELEAGUE | Road To The International Dota 2 Championships.